Another Year

Wow- time flies. Yet here I am boring you with another blog entry.

I wish you happiness such that your head explodes. I wish you getting lost on your travels so you see places you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.  I wish you so much laughter your abs look like Shemar Moore’s. I wish you friends who would die for you.  I wish you a dog that loves you unconditionally.  I wish you food you’ve never tried before.  I wish you shoes that fit like gloves off the shelf. I wish you confidence to attempt your dreams; humility to learn; bravery to face your fears; and motivation to get off the couch.

I want you to have the best of everything in 2018.  If you face, trials and tribulations, I wish you friends and fortitude to face them gracefully.  I wish you wisdom and discernment to navigate your way. I wish you a gentle path so that you may enjoy the view. I wish you a rough path so you can build your strength.

Waxing poetic is very difficult.  I think you get my gist.  Happy New Year.  May 2018 be the best yet!


Where does the Time Go?

Time flies when you’re under sedation.

One of my mom’s favorite sayings.  She was full of….them.  I’ve been grossly negligent on this blog.  If nothing else, I should write up my dreams, as they’ve been quite entertaining as of late.

So, I was nominated for the Liebster Award.  It’s an online award for bloggers by bloggers – basically just to share fun new blogs with others.  There are lots of rules about linking things – HA! I’m not that talented.  I was lucky to figure out how to forward other blogger’s posts to my blog. so, here’s the link of the rules:      Liebster Award Info.  

Ok, and that was just a copy ‘n paste, but I couldn’t get out of the blue letters.  SMH I’m also supposed to say who nominated me.  But I can’t find her comment she sent me. I just approved it, then went and looked up the info.  I really am kind of sad with this stuff.  Sorry nominator.  I’m also supposed to write a blog about another favorite blog – but I don’t really follow too many (especially lately, my blog reading has gone by the wayside with my blog writing).  I do like the ones I’ve shared before.  Saw This Painted That, and the one by the mom of the young transgender girl.

Here are the suggested questions for random info about me:

  1. Given the choice of anyone in the world whom would you want as a dinner guest and why?
    1. Alive or Dead?  One for sure would be Helen Keller. I mean, it would be a quiet evening, but she is quite a remarkable woman. I’ve been in awe of her since I first saw/read “The Miracle Worker” I often wonder what it felt like for her when she understood. If it was anything like my trigonometry, it just clicked one day and the rest was history.
  2. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
    1. Emotions.  As fickle as they are, they give the world color.  Red, gray, green, yellow, blue, magenta, carnation pink.
  3. If travel was something everyone did as a rite of passage growing up where would you recommend they go and why? (one country only)
    1. I would recommend a country that speaks your language but is culturally diverse from your homeland.  For my high school graduation trip, we went to London, England.  Until then, I thought I’d be perfectly content to grow up and live forever in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  Then I discovered there really is a whole world out there.  We had a ton of fun, primarily because we could understand the language, and I realized how small my view of the world had been.  So, I can’t really recommend a specific country, as everyone is an individual.  These days, though, I can’t travel enough.  If only I had become the philanthropist I’d wanted to be, I’d have the money to go more.
  4. What would be the best travel memory to have and how does it compare to what you have?
    1. I don’t know if I can imagine a best travel memory, but I can share the one I have.  During the summer of 1988 when we went to London, the English woman who coordinated our trip had kids our age.  So, they came, with their friends to help us around town.  Well, one of those friends was Ian Rubin.  I fell in LOVE that summer (in the few days I knew him). He was tall and handsome and funny and perfect.  I still have the message left when he’d call.  He went with me to see me off back to the States.  Oh….be still my heart.  And I never want to see him again.  It’s been 30 years.  He’s perfect in my memory.  I’d like to keep him there, like that.
  5. Give a tip for other bloggers or potential blog starters:
    1. Do it for yourself.
  6. What is your favourite dish?
    1. One thing I learned during my insane divorce is that mexican food is my comfort food.  I can (and did) eat it 3x a day.
  7. Would you ever travel the world in a camper van?
    1. YES!!!! It might get a little damp driving between continents but I would love to.  Especially if it is an old VW bus.  Throw my dog and sleeping bag in back, plop the kayak on the roof and let’s roll!
  8. Give a travel tip for travellers:
    1. Keep your money close to your skin so no one can steal it! Next, be polite.
  9. What do you think of selfie sticks?
    1. I think selfie sticks are stupid. If you can’t take a selfie with an extended arm, then maybe the selfie doesn’t need to be taken.
  10. When you have a writer’s block what do you do to work it out?
    1. Put down the paper until something comes to me. I write for my own enjoyment, so when it becomes work, I don’t do it. Like any of my other art I do.  When it’s not fun, there’s no point doing it.
  11. Who you gonna’ call?
    1. Ghost Busters, Duh!

So there’s some random info about me, for you. Maybe next year I’ll write more.  I’m headed to Barbados next week – maybe I’ll write from there.  I wonder what sorts of shenanigans I can get into.

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